A PACKED calendar of events is planned to boost funds for St Thomas’s Church Quest 2020 campaign.

The appeal to raise £2million for vital repairs and restoration of the historic building was launched last year.

The major fundraising campaign is raising money for repair works to the church building, flooring and the Doom painting, which dates from 1470, as well as the restoration and cleaning of the ceilings to uncover the medieval paint, carved angels and memorials. Money raised will also be used to buy new movable seating, the installation of more efficient heating and a modern lighting system, and improvements to the church’s electrics and wiring.

An antiques valuation evening along the lines of the BBC’s Antiques Road Show is being held on Wednesday, February 20, at the church.

The antiques evening with valuations by experts from Woolley and Wallis, will include wine and cheese and music.

Tickets are £10 and available from 01722 413167. Alternatively they are available from the church office in St Thomas’s House or by calling 01722 322537.

And just three days later, a murder mystery evening is being staged by the Redlynch Players at the Michael Herbert Hall, in Wilton, on Saturday, February 23.

The murder mystery will include a curry supper. Tickets, £18, available from 01722 328927.

There will also be a number of concerts in the church including the Romsey Youth Choir and Salisbury Young Musicians on March 16, and a piano recital by Anita D’Attellis, music teacher at Eton College, on May 25

Quest 2020 is being led by The Guild of St Thomas and St Edmund.